Emma Smith: 5Hz & Euphonia

6 April – 19 May 2019

The sounds we make to connect with each other is the focus of a new exhibition by artist Emma Smith, bringing together two works – 5Hz & Euphonia.

5Hz is a sound installation centred around the invention of a new singing language designed to strengthen social connections. Through a year long research process examining psychological and neurological responses to the human voice, Smith created the 5Hz language, comprising a set of sounds that transcend language barriers. Come along to the exhibition to learn the language and begin using it within 15 minutes.

Smith’s latest work Euphonia, which debuted at Liverpool’s Bluecoat in 2018, is an ambitious new sound installation based on the musicality of social interactions. Developed through public experiments and workshops with world experts in music, psychology and the brain, contributors to the work will include Manchester community groups.

This exhibition is part of a partnership with Primary in Nottingham and Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge to bring the work of British artist Emma Smith to the three cities.

The tour includes an exhibition of Smith’s work 5Hz at Primary, Nottingham, Fri 30 Nov 2018 – Sat 9 Feb 2019; 5Hz and Euphonia at HOME, Manchester, Sat 6 Apr 2019 – Sun 19 May 2019; and a live performance at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, dtbc.

Supported by Arts Council England’s strategic touring fund.

Two Minute Guide: Emma Smith’s 5Hz and Euphonia


Further information:
  • Opening times: Monday  closed, except for Bank Holidays. Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 pm – 8:00pm;  Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Location: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place Manchester M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 228 7621
  • Getting thereBy Bus – 256 bus from Piccadilly Gardens stops on Medlock Street -or use the free Metroshuttle buses; By Metrolink – Deansgate-Castlefield is the nearest Metrolink stop; By Rail – nearest  stations are Deansgate and Oxford Road; By car – nearest car park is Q-Park at First Street (next door to HOME)
  • This is a free exhibition